September 21, 2010


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Hi, everyone! My name is Jeremy Gilley. Eleven years ago, I had the idea to create an annual day of global ceasefire and nonviolence: Peace Day. I wanted it to be like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. I just couldn’t understand all the fighting and suffering happening around me and I wanted to do something about it. I’m a filmmaker, so I decided to make a film about my journey to get this day recognized. Other people might have written a book, but I see the world through images and stories as told in films, so for me it made perfect sense. I had no idea what would happen, but I knew I had to try.


After traveling the world, speaking to country leaders and school children trying to make this day happen, I actually succeeded. Amazingly, in 2001, every member state of the United Nations adopted the day, September 21, as Peace Day. The UN resolution asks everyone in the world — governments, organizations, and individuals like you and me — to mark September 21 each year. Since the resolution was passed, I have been working hard to spread the message so that everyone around the world knows about Peace Day.

This year, I am more excited than ever about Peace Day and I hope with your help, it will be our best year yet! Lots of wonderful things are happening on THE STACKS including a new Message Board to talk about peace, and a Live Chat on Peace Day itself. 

WHEN: Peace Day! Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3 p.m. ET (12 Noon PT)
WHERE: THE STACKS (See below for instructions to join the chat.)
TOPIC: World Peace

Speaking to young people is what inspires me, so make sure you stop by for the Live Chat on September 21. It really is up to you to create a more peaceful world. Please tell your friends, family and teachers and invite them join in the celebrations!

—Jeremy Gilley, Founder of Peace One Day

This entry is sponsored by Peace One Day 

Thanks for joining the chat about peace! If you missed it, you can read the transcript to hear Jeremy Gilley’s inspiring message of peace.

  1. Whitedetermined6

    Peace day is perfect because with all this suffering we realy need it. We all should celebrate it in September

  2. melonchartreuse10

    hi what are you doing right know and i will miss the 5th grade because i will not be in 5th grade no more and i will have a great summer and i will be going on vacation for my sister’s birthday and i will miss my bus driver who is so nice to me because he is so cool and he will have a busy weekend because he will mow his church lawn and he will be so busy because of that and he goes to church on sunday and that i will miss him and that i will miss the teachers so bad and that i will be crying for my favorite’s teachers and i will be so sad in my carrer and i never want this to happen to me again because i will be gone because today is my 5th grade class last day today because my older sister is going to have a baby girl this summer and it will be so awesome and we got to get her trailer ready so she can move on in the trailer

  3. melonchartreuse10

    what are you doing right know and i am having a block party and today we have are teachers are standing out on the grass and i will miss my old school and i will be going to a new school next year and i want to visit my old school and i want to have a fun and i will be sad forever and very sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. jolene

    hi there katy perry what are you doing today darling sweet heart what are you doing today darling sweet heart i love the book you gave darling sweet hwart

  5. dogblue3482

    Well I really do agree with you. I believe that violence isn’t the answer to anything, but I still do support the military.

  6. melonreuse10

    what are you doing right know and have a fun summer and i wish you a good one to

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